Introducing The Birthplace Of Our Nation
The story of New Zealand as a modern nation state began in 1840. In that year the country became a British colony when more than 500 Māori chiefs and representatives of Queen Victoria signed the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty is the country’s founding document.
Visit Waitangi and walk in the footsteps of our ancestors. Learn the significance of the ceremonial waka, the flag staff, the carved Maori Meeting House and the Treaty House, and enjoy a memorable Māori cultural performance!